Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. Red Hat Linux 5.2 vs. WinNT4
From: HerbalGypsy/justbobthebard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/14/2000 18:01:12
Wilko Bulte wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 01:46:02PM -0400, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > ---My friend has a unused copy (still in shrink-wrap) of Red Hat
> > Linux 5.2.. The Extra! edition w/ power tools and stuff. The Red Hat box
> > includes everything I'm looking for, http, ftp, XWindows, and more... But
> > I'm not sure about NAT to share my IP address (soon to be DSL connection!).
> I have no idea on Linux, I never used it, nor do I intend to to be honest.
I have tried Linux, on both PC and Alpha. Did not quite jell in the
I might have a twisted mind so that might be the problem. Just did not
like the way it worked. Close to BSD, but...just...not quite right.
I do hate windows and intel, altho I am forced to use them, so...that
a bias on my part!
> > ---Or am I better off, as a beginner to the Unix-type systems, with
> > NetBSD? What folders on the FTP site exactly would I need for a DEC Multia
> > 166? I'll have to use a 3Com PCMCIA as the second NIC card for the IP
> > routing duties.
> I think the NetBSD website tells you what you need. Or otherwise the README
> (or similarly named file) on the ftp site. As for the details you would need
> a NetBSD/multia user to comment.
The only thing that seems to be missing from NetBSD is PPPOE for DSL
there is this fine lurker who put one together, and now that I have my
straightened out - I hosed up the disks - I will try to get it going on
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